Half Hours with Muhammad ...: Together with a Short Synopsis of the Religion He Founded

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W.H. Allen & Company, 1886 - 324 pages

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Page 148 - Thou art, of what sort the eternal life of the saints was to be, which eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive.
Page 67 - If these writings of the Greeks agree with the book of God, they are useless, and need not be preserved: if they disagree, they are pernicious, and ought to be destroyed.
Page 141 - ... will take the left, but both of them must first pass the bridge, called in Arabic, al Sirat. which they say is laid over the midst of hell, and described to be finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword...
Page 136 - David, and preten'd he is to come in the last days, and to be lord both of land and sea, and that he will restore the kingdom to them. According to the traditions of...
Page 68 - Syene to the sea is a month's journey for an horseman. Along the valley descends a river, on which the blessing of the Most High reposes both in the evening and morning, and which rises and falls with the revolutions of the sun and moon. When the...
Page 219 - Mecca; but generally in divination they made use of three only, on one of which was written, My Lord hath commanded me: on another My Lord hath forbidden me; and the third was blank.
Page 149 - GOD having secretly predetermined not only the adverse and prosperous fortune of every person in this world, in the most minute particulars, but also his faith or infidelity, his obedience or disobedience, and consequently his everlasting happiness or misery after death ; which fate...
Page 140 - As to the genii, many Mahometans are of opinion that such of them as are true believers will undergo the same fate as the irrational animals, and have no other reward than the favour of being converted into dust : and for this they quote the authority of their prophet.
Page 140 - ... part of the good works of him who offered the injury, and adding it to those of him who suffered it. Which being done, if the angels (by whose ministry this is to be performed) say, " Lord, we have given to every one his due ; and there rcmaineth of this person's good works so much as equalleth the weight of an ant...

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